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Enjoy special access to master classes, discussions, and events from the 2020–21 season.

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Silas Farley Master Class

Colburn Society members had an opportunity to meet Silas Farley, the incoming Dean of the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute. A meet and greet for members was followed by a master class with students from the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute.

Master Class


Meet and Greet


Conservatory of Music Commencement

The Conservatory of Music’s 2021 Commencement featured student performances, remarks from graduating students Tony Bai and Alyssa Katahara, and a keynote address from the alumni in the Calidore String Quartet.


Martin Fröst Master Class

Clarinetist, conductor, and Sony Classical recording artist Martin Fröst has been described by the New York Times as having “a virtuosity and a musicianship unsurpassed by any clarinetist—perhaps any instrumentalist—in my memory.” He worked with students from the Conservatory, Music Academy, and Community School, followed by a Q&A with Yehuda Gilad.


The Way Forward Artist Q&A

Following the public premiere of The Way Forward, artists featured in the film discussed the film’s creative process, performing in the time of COVID, and more. Chris Lee, senior reporter for Vulture/New York Magazine, led the conversation with Sel Kardan, Hamid Shams, Eric Whitacre, Danielle de Niese, and Olivia Jacobus.